Ken Hicks

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Academy Sports + Outdoors

Ken Hicks

Ken Hicks

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Career Highlights

J. C. Penney Co., Inc.
Payless ShoeSource, Inc.
Payless Holdings LLC

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Primary Location

Manhattan, New York

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

1953

Age

67

Number of Awards

3

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Founder at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Avery Dennison Corporation

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Executive Vice President & Chief Merchandising Officer at Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Avery Dennison Corporation

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Advisor at Consumer Growth Partners

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Advisor at Consumer Growth Partners

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President at International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation

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Founder at EPR Properties

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Chief Executive Officer & President at National 4-H Council, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Peter J. Solomon Co. LP

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Academy Sports + Outdoors
Education
B.Sc. Hons in Geology
Class of 1982

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.

MBA with Highest Honors

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Attendee

West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. Several soldiers and legislators, including Washington, Knox, Hamilton and John Adams, desiring to eliminate America's wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists, urged the creation of an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the Academy would be representative of a democratic society. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of the Military Academy," served as Superintendent from 18l7-1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Aware of our young nation's need for engineers, Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum. For the first half century, USMA graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads. After gaining experience and national recognition during the Mexican and Indian wars, West Point graduates dominated the highest ranks on both sides during the Civil War. Academy graduates, headed by generals such as Grant, Lee, Sherman and Jackson, set high standards of military leadership for both the North and South. The development of other technical schools in the post-Civil War period allowed West Point to broaden its curriculum beyond a strict civil engineering focus. Following the creation of Army post-graduate command and staff schools, the Military Academy came to be viewed as the first step in a continuing Army education. In World War I, Academy graduates again distinguished themselves on the battlefield. After the war, Superintendent Douglas MacArthur sought to diversify the academic curriculum. In recognition of the intense physical demands of modern warfare, MacArthur pushed for major changes in the physical fitness and intramural athletic programs. "Every cadet an athlete" became an important goal. Additionally, the cadet management of the Honor System, long an unofficial tradition, was formalized with the creation of the Cadet Honor Committee. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, Arnold, Clark, Patton, Stilwell and Wainwright were among an impressive array of Academy graduates who met the challenge of leadership in the Second World War. The postwar period again saw sweeping revisions to the West Point curriculum resulting from the dramatic developments in science and technology, the increasing need to understand other cultures and the rising level of general education in the Army. In 1964, President Johnson signed legislation increasing the strength of the Corps of Cadets from 2,529 to 4,417 (more recently reduced to 4,000). To keep up with the growth of the Corps, a major expansion of facilities began shortly thereafter. Another significant development at West Point came when enrollment was opened to women in 1976. Sixty-two women graduated in the class of 1980, to include Andrea Hollen, Rhodes Scholar. Just as women are a vital and integral part of the U.S. Army, so they are at West Point. In recent decades, the Academy's curricular structure was markedly changed to permit cadets to major in any one of more than a dozen fields, including a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities.

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Member
Current

TO SUPPORT RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN THE FIELD OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGY.

Career History
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2018 - Current

AAcademy Ltd. owns and operates sporting goods stores. Its products include hunting, fishing and camping equipment, gear along with sports and leisure products, and footwear and apparels for various sports and outdoors activities. The company was founded in 1938 by Max Gochman and is headquartered in Katy, TX.

Chief Executive Officer
2004 - 2012

Argentex Mining Corp. is an exploration stage company. It engages in the provision of mineral exploration and acquisition. The company was founded on December 21, 2001 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2007 - 2015

Foot Locker, Inc. engages in the retail of athletic shoes and apparel. It operates through the Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers segments. The Athletic Stores segment sells athletic footwear and apparel under the Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, SIX:02, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, Runners Point, and Sidestep brands. The Direct-to-Customers segment includes Footlocker.com, Inc., Eastbay, Inc., and international electronic commerce businesses. The company was founded on April 7, 1989 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2009 - 2015

Foot Locker, Inc. engages in the retail of athletic shoes and apparel. It operates through the Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers segments. The Athletic Stores segment sells athletic footwear and apparel under the Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, SIX:02, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, Runners Point, and Sidestep brands. The Direct-to-Customers segment includes Footlocker.com, Inc., Eastbay, Inc., and international electronic commerce businesses. The company was founded on April 7, 1989 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Board Member
Prior

Since 1920, the SMU Cox School of Business has equipped students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to succeed in business. Major publications—including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal—rank SMU Cox among the top business schools in the nation and around the world. The Cox School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as innovative executive education programs encompassing all aspects of business leadership and management.

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2012

dedicated to creating a vibrant retail ESTATE INDUSTRY, THE FOUNDATION IS COMMITTED TO BUILDING THE INDUSTRYS NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT.

$10K +
2006

National 4-H Council, Inc. provides youth development programs and activities. It prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders. The company is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD.

$10K +
2005

National 4-H Council, Inc. provides youth development programs and activities. It prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders. The company is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD.

Political Donations
$600
2012

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Quintel Technology Ltd.

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Argentex Mining Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Viridis Learning, Inc. develops an online education technology platform. It offers enterprise technology solutions for educational institutions like community colleges and workforce organization. The company was founded by Martin Scaglione, Alex Carstens, and Felix W. Ortiz III in 2009 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #7
2014
Fortune Magazine - Business Person of the Year
Rank #44
2013
Crain's New York Business Magazine - New York Area's Fortunate 100
Rank #34
2012
Crain's New York Business Magazine - New York Area's Fortunate 100
Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

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